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2022 BMW R18 Classic [Specs, Features, Photos]

2022 BMW R18

The 2022 BMW R18 Classic: The Nostalgic Bagger

The BMW R 18 series without a doubt borrows the classic styling of the pre-1960’s “R” bikes, with the 2022 R 18 Classic absolutely nailing that iconic look in a very modern way. A member of the Heritage segment of the 2022 BMW lineup, the R 18 Classic is the model of choice to capture the retro European bagger style.

Sharing the “Big Boxer” engine with the R 18 family, a twist of the wrist delivers 116 lbs-ft of torque,  From 2,000 to 4,000 rpm, it delivers over 100 lb-ft, which translates to a consistently high torque delivery and the typical running characteristics of a boxer. At 4,750 rpm, the Big Boxer provides 91 hp.

The nostalgic style includes twin auxiliary headlamps, but being modern they are all LED. Footboards, a huge clear windscreen, and soft saddlebags complete the look.

As with most BMW models, adding the premium pack will include heated grips, hill start control, and an adaptive headlight. Have a good look at the options list, this bike can be configured to your exact specifications.

4 Color choices for the 2022 BMW R 18 Classic: Option 719 Galaxy Dust / Titan Silver Metallic, Mars Red Metallic, Manhattan Metallic Matte, and Black Storm Metallic

The 2022 BMW R18 Classic starts at $18,995 USD / $24,400 CAD.

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2022 BMW R 18 Classic in one place.

2022 BMW R18

Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $18,995 USD / $24,400 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • Footboards
    • Full LED headlight with twin auxiliary lights
    • Large Windscreen
    • Open Shaft Drive
    • Soft Saddlebags
    • Passenger seat

Main Specs

  • Engine: 1802 cc Air/oil cooled two-cylinder four-stroke boxer
  • Power: 91 hp (67 kW) at 4,750 rpm
  • Torque: 116 lbs-ft (158 Nm) at 3,000 rpm
  • Wet Weight:  805 lbs (365 kg)
  • Seat Height: 28.0 in. (710 mm)

2022 BMW R18

2022 BMW R18 Specifications

From BMW


Engine 1802cc, Air/oil cooled two-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine with two chain-driven camshafts above the crankshaft.
Engine Power 91 hp at 4,750 rpm
Bore x Stroke 4.2” x 3.9”
Compression Ratio 9.6 : 1
Fuel delivery Electronic intake pipe fuel injection, BMS-K+ electronic engine management with overrun cut-off, twin-spark ignition
Starter Electric
Max Torque 116 lb-ft at 3,000 rpm


Clutch Single-disk dry clutch
Transmission 6-speed transmission
Drive Shaft Drive


Suspension Front Telescopic fork
Rear-wheel guide / spring elements Steel swingarm with central shock strut
Brakes Front Twin disc brakes, diameter 300 mm, 4-piston fixed caliper
Brakes Rear Single disc brake, diameter 300 mm,  fixed caliper
Tires Front 130/90 B16
Tires Rear 180/65 B16
Fuel Tank Capacity Approx. 4.2 gal


Alternator Permanent magnet generator 600 W (nominal capacity)
Battery 12 V / 26 Ah
Tail Light LED Tail Light


Length 96.1”
Width (with mirror) 38.0″
Height 52.8”
Wheelbase 68.1”
Castor 5.9”
Seat Height 28.0”
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled

805 lbs



2022 BMW R18

2022 BMW R18 Features

Seat with passenger seat

The seat bench consists of two individual seats.

Boxer with pushrods

Built with conviction, for over 95 years: The R stands for boxer.

LED additional lights

Typical nostalgic touring bike: two auxiliary lights.


These provide a relaxed and comfortable ride, as the overall appearance of the bike already suggests.


The large windshield protects the rider from the wind and weather.

Round exhaust pipe, open driveshaft, double cradle frame

Historic influence, newly interpreted for today.

Black tank and bolted logo.

The black tank is one of the icons of BMW Motorrad history..


The soft bags have 4.1 gallons of space for things you might need on a trip.

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